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Study Notes : Two

| sat, june 27, 2009 |

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:7 KJV

JESUS CHRIST is the DOOR (THE WAY) for the sheep (HIS people) to come to the HEAVENLY FATHER.

All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. John 10:8 KJV

All that came before JESUS CHRIST were thieves and robbers (demons and devils); HIS SHEEP did not hear them. (The false gods that came to man before JESUS CHRIST CAME IN THE FLESH, causing enmity between men and G-D, fallen angels deceived the majority of mankind) HIS sheep, those HE has always called HIS OWN knew the TRUTH, the thieves and robbers of mankind did not deceive these sheep; they rejected these that came and continued to wait for the true MESSIAH.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:9 KJV

JESUS CHRIST is the DOOR (the ONLY WAY) to SALVATION; we come in and out of HIS PRESENCE through (RELATIONSHIP). We are in but we must be out, to come back again to pasture, REST, REJUVENATION, STRENGTH, PEACE, then we go back out. Prayer closet, going in and out before the THRONE of our HEAVENLY FATHER, the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST allows us to come in and out, capable with the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST to come into the presence of our HEAVENLY FATHER.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

All that satan (sin and wickedness) can offer (LOSS, DEATH, AND DESTRUCTION), JESUS CHRIST has come so that we can be RENEWED AND GAIN THROUGH HIM ETERNAL LIFE. The LIFE ETERNAL found in JESUS CHRIST doesn't just mend the wounds of sin (left by thieves, murderers, and liars) HE takes the wounds away and rejuvenates the spirit, presenting a spirit free of scars, as if the wounds had never been. ONLY through JESUS CHRIST can we have ABUNDANT LIFE, here in the physical we experience mere sips, but once renewed in the eternal, the ABUNDANCE WILL TRULY BE EXPERIENCED, taking all of ETERNITY to experience and TRUE ABUNDANCE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER DESIRES THAT WE SHOULD HAVE, ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11 KJV

There is and always will be ONLY ONE TRUE SHEPHERD, HE is the GOOD SHEPHERD. JESUS CHRIST gave HIS life for HIS SHEEP (those HE has always known) so that through HIS death and RESURECTION we can have LIFE ETERNAL. Only the GOOD SHEPHERD can give HIS LIFE for the LIFE of HIS SHEEP.

But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. John 10:12 KJV

If a man were only a hired hand, why would he die for the SHEEP? He cannot, he doesn't own the SHEEP, even if he deceived the SHEEP his death would have no merit because he does not have possession of the SHEEP to begin with, this is why hired hands (anti-Christs) will not die for the sheep. What does the deceiver gain if he dies in the attempt to defend the SHEEP? Is it not better for the false to flee in the sight of danger, for what value is there to stay and defend the SHEEP if ownership is not and cannot be acquired by the false "shepherd". There is no power found in those who call themselves the "Christ", it is the BLOOD that HOLDS the POWER, it is the BLOOD that gives the name POWER, without the TRUE BLOOD the false is left void. JESUS CHRIST, the GOOD SHEPHERD, is validated by the BLOOD within HIS veins, the HOLY SPIRIT, and by the FATHER who has sent HIM; only the outwardly image of "Christ" can be mimicked, the power cannot. ONLY HE (JESUS CHRIST) who owns the SHEEP has the power. Since JESUS CHRIST is the GOOD SHEPHERD, HE owns the SHEEP, HIS DEATH and RESURECTION, the ATONMENT for sin directly applies to the SHEEP that are HIS, as HE is the GOOD SHEPHERD.

The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. John 10:13 KJV

ONLY the LIGHT of JESUS CHRIST, the POWER of HIS BLOOD can stand up to evil, repel and conquer it. How can one evil stand up to another evil and conquer it, doesn't evil still remain? Can evil fighting evil be victorious and defeat evil, surely not. ONLY JESUS CHRIST can defeat the evil that wages war against the SHEEP. HE has CONQUERED death through HIS DEATH and RESURRECTION. Those who are not the CHRIST flee, being themselves false and wicked.

Pastors who are "shepherds" must be of the company of JESUS CHRIST to defend against the wolves that come to kill, steal, and destroy the SHEEP. It is not the pastors, but the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING G-D that DWELLS within that GIVES them the power in JESUS CHRIST name to defend SHEEP against such evils. False shepherds cannot defend against the wolves, false shepherds help the attack by leaving the SHEEP unguarded, themselves not possessing the power found in the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, not having the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING G-D within. These false shepherds help destroy, all the while devouring the gifts of their blinded sheep. The sheep of the false shepherd are not the SHEEP of the MOST HIGH; they know not the voice of the GOOD SHEPHERD because they have followed the false instead of the TRUTH. Instead of TRUTH they feed on lies and corrupted scriptures. THE LIGHT of JESUS CHRIST exposes such corruption to those who are HIS SHEEP, who know HIS VOICE, the DISCERNMENT of the HOLY SPIRIT, be not deceived by the deceivers.

Without JESUS CHRIST, no man can defend against the attacks of the wolves (demons and devils) who come to steal, kill, and destroy. Those not of JESUS CHRIST are wolves, beware of the wolves in SHEEP's clothing. Trials and afflictions will rise within the flock of TRUE SHEEP, but ONLY through the POWER of JESUS CHRIST can these things be OVERCOME. ONLY through the POWER of JESUS CHRIST can the combat be victorious and the enemies of righteousness be successfully OVERCOME.

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. John 10:14 KJV

ONLY JESUS CHRIST is capable of the LOVE needed to defend the SHEEP against wolves. We through JESUS CHRIST, though still in flesh, with HIS HOLY SPIRIT are able to reflect HIS LOVE upon others. Man without the LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST within, is not capable of truly reflecting or giving love. IF man is void of JESUS CHRIST, than he is void of good (LOVE). A shepherd without JESUS CHRIST is not a shepherd, but a lair; the deceiver cannot defend the SHEEP and will flee out of selfishness. A hired hand can never be a shepherd. JESUS CHRIST was not hired to tend HIS SHEEP, the LOVE FOR HIS SHEEP and HIS FATHER was HIS only motivation.

JESUS CHRIST knows all of HIS SHEEP. Wolves posing as HIS SHEEP cannot deceive HIM. HE knows HIS SHEEP and HIS SHEEP know HIM. HIS SHEEP cannot be deceived by the stranger's voice. Once JESUS CHRIST has been revealed to the spirit in TRUTH, what stranger's voice can compare? THE inner WITNESS knows the TRUTH. As ONE LOVED ONE LOVES another, as the GROOM LOVES the BRIDE, as the FATHER LOVES the SON, the SHEEP know the FATHER through the RELATIONSHIP found in JESUS CHRIST, the FIRST TRUE LOVE.


As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:15 KJV

Just as the FATHER knows the SON and the SON knows the FATHER, the SHEEP too know the voice of the FATHER. JESUS CHRIST laid down HIS LIFE for HIS SHEEP because of HIS ETERNAL and INFINITE LOVE; the same LOVE found in HIS FATHER (WHO is OUR FATHER THROUGH LOVE) WHO sent HIS SON to die for the sins of the SHEEP HE has ETERNALLY LOVED. OBEDIENCE to HIS FATHER'S WILL was a show of JESUS CHRIST LOVE for HIS FATHER. Through the LOVING OBEDIENCE of JESUS CHRIST, HE demonstrated HIS FATHER'S LOVE through HIS death for HIS SHEEP, WHO HE also LOVES. HE DIED in LOVE so that HIS SHEEP could come into the presence of the HEAVENLY FATHER and obtain the same LOVE that caused the FATHER to send HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. NO GREATER show of LOVE has MANKIND seen, then the LOVE GIVEN through the SACRIFICE UPON CALVARY'S CROSS, GIVEN by the HEAVENLY FATHER through the death of HIS ONLY SON, and the LOVE that continued through HIS RESURRECTION, through which HIS SHEEP shall also be RESURRECTED BY LOVE.

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. John 10:16 KJV

JESUS CHRIST didn't just come to save the JEWS. JESUS CHRIST came to all HIS SHEEP, DIVIDED into two separate FLOCKS, JEW and GENTILE. The GENTILES are not in the same pen as the JEW, through the DEATH and RESURRECTION, the SACRIFICAL BLOOD OF THE SON OF G-D, this SACRIFICE covered the sin's of all mankind. The DOOR / GATE then became opened to the (FLOCK) SHEEP of the GENTILES, bringing the JEW and the GENTILE into ONE FLOCK, with JESUS CHRIST as the GOOD SHEPHERD of BOTH who are now ONE.

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. John 10:17 KJV

THE HEAVENLY FATHER LOVES the SON as HE LOVES HIS CREATION MAN. G-D CREATED MAN to have a RELATIONSHIP with HIM. The sin of ONE MAN caused the generations of man to be bound by sin thus causing enmity between man and G-D, not UNTIL the DEBT was PAID by the BLOOD spilt by the LAMB OF G-D, the ATONMENT, was man capable of coming once again in FELLOWSHIP before the ALMIGHTY G-D. Man can once again (by the cover of JESUS CHRIST'S BLOOD) FELLOWSHIP with the FATHER. G-D showed such great LOVE by SACRIFICING HIS OWN SON.

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:18 KJV

NO ONE took the LIFE of JESUS CHRIST. JESUS CHRIST was sent to GIVE HIS LIFE, how then can one take what is FREELY GIVEN? (Man) can only receive or reject that which the SON of G-D freely GAVE, HIS LIFE FOR OUR SIN (SALVATION). JESUS CHRIST has the AUTHORITY over HIS LIFE; NO man had AUTHORITY over HIM, the SON OF G-D. The illusion of power man seemed to have over JESUS CHRIST unto CALVARY was BLINDNESS upon man and satan, BLINDED to the TRUTH that it was JESUS CHRIST who had the AUTHORITY OVER them even unto HIS DEATH. JESUS CHRIST carried out the WILL of HIS FATHER, under the AUTHORITY of the ONE WHO had sent HIM, only by this AUTHORITY was HE CRUCIFIED by man. The blind men and demons could not see it was JESUS CHRIST who was, is, and will FOREVER be in CONTROL, exercising the ultimate AUTHORITY upon ALL THROUGHOUT ETERNITY. It was JESUS CHRIST who was in CONTROL through the TRIALS, BEATINGS, MOCKERY, and REJECTION of men. It was JESUS CHRIST who allowed the NAILS to PENETRATE HIS HOLY SKIN, it was JESUS CHRIST who allowed the CROWN OF THORNS TO BE PLACED UPON HIS HOLY HEAD, it was by the AUTHORITY of JESUS CHRIST that HE was PLACED upon a ROMAN CROSS ATOP GALGOTHA'S BLOODY HILL, the very HILL that HE CREATED, FORMED, and SET as the FUTURE PLACE OF man's ATONMENT, it was JESUS CHRIST who gave the AUTHORITY to have the ROMAN SPEAR PENETRATE HIS HOLY SIDE, and it was by the AUTHORITY of JESUS CHRIST gravity was even allowed to take the SACRED BLOOD and HOLY WATER down to the wretched ground. At NO TIME did man, minion, demon, satan, or even death have AUTHORITY over JESUS CHRIST. HE is the KING of kings, the LORD of lords, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is HIS MAJESTIC NAME, by HIS AUTHORITY HE IS, WAS, and IS TO COME. IT was by the WILL of HIS FATHER that HE CAME, it was the WILL of HIS FATHER HE came to FULFILL, and BY HIS AUTHORITY HE CAME away VICTORIOUS. NO OTHER name can carry the same, no other name compares, and no other name possesses the POWER of AUTHORITY that is in JESUS CHRIST.